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Decameron Baru

Cartagena

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5 Nights with Air from $989 All-Inclusive
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Baru is a picture perfect paradise with its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, tucked away lagoons and coral ree ... More

Customer Rating 8 Reviews
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3.0
Service
 
2.1
Beaches & Pools
 
3.4
Dining Options
 
2.6
Room Comfort
 
2.8
2.8 out of 5
"we loved it had great time, nice people throughout , no vendors bothered anyone at beach. even at playa blanch we went for a day no problem at all, great people , fantastic resort" – tonimir
2 out of 8 (25%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
2.1
Beaches & Pools
 
3.4
Dining Options
 
2.6
Room Comfort
 
2.8
2.8 out of 5
"we loved it had great time, nice people throughout , no vendors bothered anyone at beach. even at playa blanch we went for a day no problem at all, great people , fantastic resort" – tonimir
2 out of 8 (25%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
View from building 1 Acres to one side of beach
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February 28, 2019
NeverGoingBack2019

We tried posting a review before but although we received an email stating that the review was accepted and posted on the site. The review is no where to be found. All-inclusive plus had nothing special to it. All bars had watered down drinks even our premium bar. The buffet had stray cats everywhere and the food looked and tasted like it had been reheated for days. The a la carte restaurants were limited in dining options and we didn't have a choice in choosing our restaurant. The resort does it for you. The spa was nice and the pool area was clean. The beach had no waves so it was more of a bay in the area we were staying in. The nightclub was dated and looked more like a dungeon. If you are expecting to find quality and healthy food/drinks, this is not the resort to go to.The staff was not enthusiastic. You could just tell that they just wanted to finish their day. The reception area was not streamlined. Long lines and if you asked a question it would literally take 30 minutes to get a simple answer. We wanted to love it but it was suboptimal and the price was ridiculously expensive. We left in less than 48 hours with food poisoning and quite disappointed. We complained to both the resort and Cheap Caribbean but they each blamed each other. No one wanted to take responsibility. The only thing we can do is write a review and honestly, so far they refuse to post the truth.


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Overall Rating: 1
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From: New York
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

February 24, 2019
Hindsight is 20/20

False advertising on “all-inclusive plus.” Buffet food is awful (stray cats roaming the dining areas). Our group got food poisoning. Charged extra fees on credit card which need to be disputed with credit card company. Called to file a complaint and Cheap Caribbean said they cannot help us and need to connect us with the resort. Beach area is a bay. No waves. You gotta go to the other side to find waves. A la carte restaurant food is controlled by resort in terms of where you can go and what time you can choose a reservation. Food is just as bad as buffet. Seafood was questionable. Staff appears to be miserable. Just trying to survive but no enthusiasm unless you tip them consistently. Overpriced and not what it seems despite our iphone taking pretty pics. We complained to the resort and nothing. Cheap Caribbean would not assist us further.


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From: New York
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 30, 2018
wonderful place

we loved it had great time, nice people throughout , no vendors bothered anyone at beach. even at playa blanch we went for a day no problem at all, great people , fantastic resort


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
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From: gurnee il
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 7, 2018
Beautiful location but security concerns

Beautiful and clean location, but I would advise getting the safety deposit box if you select to stay at this resort. There was music throughout the day which I liked. There were several blackouts per day although only lasting a few minutes at best. The low flow commodes were an issue especially at night when the water pressure was so low you couldn't wash your hands. Staff was friendly but I would not suggest exchanging currency for them. All and all, I had a great time because I will make the best of most situations but I couldn't recommend the resort to anyone.


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Overall Rating: 3
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3.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
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From: Nort Carolina
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

366 rooms with A/C, cable TV, hair dryer, telephone ($), terrace/balcony, and safety deposit box ($).

Room Details

Standard Room
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Standard PLUS Room
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Ocean View PLUS Room
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What's to Love

An all-inclusive resort located in a paradise peninsula, 75 minutes outside of Cartagena.

Playa Blanca Beach is considered one of the best beaches in the Colombian Caribbean.

You'll have three large pools for lounging, soaking up the sun and splashing around in.

 

What We'd Change

The resort is 75 minutes from Cartagena, but once you arrive at this beach retreat, you'll see why it's worth it to be outside the city.
 

Why You Should Go

The resort is about 75 minutes from the airport, but this beachy slice of heaven is divine.

Mix and mingle other resort guests at nightly shows.

Tour Cartagena and explore the historic sites, where you'll also have access to bathrooms, changing rooms & a snack bar.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Medical Services ($)
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Massage/Spa Treatments ($)
  • Safe Deposit Box ($)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Fitness Center


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

Map of Local Area

Decameron Baru

Hotel Description

Decameron Baru: All-inclusive Resort Near Playa Blanca Beach

Baru is a picture perfect paradise with its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, tucked away lagoons and coral reefs, that will blow your mind. The all-inclusive Decameron Baru is the perfect mix of beachy oasis and quiet cool. One of the prettiest beaches in Columbia, Playa Blanca, is just steps from the resort. You're still close to Cartagena that you can venture in there to tour the historical sites, then retreat back to this oasis in Baru.

DINING

Portonao
Type: Buffet
Hours: Daily, 7:30am-10:30pm.
Description: The buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Il Forno
Type: Italian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-8pm & 8:30pm-10pm.
Description: Specializing in Italian food, this restaurant is open for two seatings.

Asia Asia
Type: Asian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-8pm & 8:30pm-10pm.
Description: The cuisines feature a variety of Asian dishes.

Pesca del Dia
Type: Seafood
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-8pm & 8:30pm-10pm.
Description: Seafood is the specialty here.

Hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Playa Puntilla
Open daily, 10am-3pm.

Bar Pelicano
Open daily, 10am-6pm.

Gaviotas Bar
Open daily, 10am-6pm.

Lobby Bar
Open daily, 8am-2am.

Lobby Bar
Open daily, 8am-2am.

Teatrino Bar
Located in the bar area of the night shows.

Banana Frog
Open daily, 11pm-1am.

Snack Bar
Open daily, 11am-5pm.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Large pools, spread throughout the resort with lush landscapes and gorgeous ocean views. Some of the prettiest beaches are just steps from the resort, including Playa Blanca, considered one of the best in the Colombian Caribbean. Plus, you'll have access to Playa Puntilla, a private club where you can kayak, row, snorkel and more.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Swimming
  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Catamarans

Land

  • Fitness
  • Tennis


INTERNET

Wi-Fi is available for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Massages and spa services are available at the resort.

WEDDING SERVICES

Please contact the front desk directly about wedding services.

CHILD CARE

Child care is not available at the resort, but there are activities for the adults and the children.

Location
Decameron Baru is about 75 minutes from the Rafael Nuez International Airport.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.

A Valid Credit Card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

VAT
US citizens exempt from VAT upon presentation of valid US passport at check-in. Failure to do so will result in VAT payment onsite.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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Travel Dates 4/27 - 11/23
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